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Jean WebsterThe Four-Pools Mystery (May 20, 2008)

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LibriVox recording of The Four-Pools Mystery by Jean Webster. Read by Lucy Burgoyne.

In The Four Pools Mystery the tyrannical plantation owner is deemed responsible for his own murder because of his mistreatment of the former slaves who continued in his employment after the war.

Jean Webster (pseudonym for Alice Jane Chandler Webster) was born July 24, 1876 and died June 11, 1916. She was an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. (Wiki)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Jean Webster
Date: 2008-05-20
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: four; pools; mystery; fiction; webster; jean; audio books; librivox;

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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01 - Introducing Terry Patten 13.6 MB
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02 - I Arrive At Four-Pools Plantation 14.6 MB
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03 - I Make The Acquaintance Of The Hant 16.1 MB
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04 - The Hant Grows Mysterious 23.7 MB
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05 - Cat-Eye Mose Creates A Sensation 22.0 MB
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06 - We Send For A Detective 18.6 MB
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07 - We Send Him Back 18.1 MB
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08 - The Robbery Remains A Mystery 12.7 MB
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09 - The Expedition To Luray 19.2 MB
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10 - The Tragedy Of The Cave 9.5 MB
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11 - The Sheriff Visits Four-Pools 9.6 MB
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12 - I Make A Promise To Polly 20.7 MB
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13 - The Inquest 19.8 MB
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14 - The Jurys Verdict 10.8 MB
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15 - False Clues 11.6 MB
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16 - Terry Comes 17.5 MB
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17 - We Search The Abandoned Cabins 28.2 MB
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18 - Terry Arrives At A Conclusion 16.5 MB
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19 - Terry Finds The Bonds 9.7 MB
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20 - Polly Makes A Confession 14.8 MB
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21 - Mr. Terence Kirkwood Patten Of New York 12.7 MB
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22 - The Discovery Of Cat-Wye Mose 19.8 MB
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23 - Mose Tells His Story 17.9 MB
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24 - 24 Polly Makes A Proposal 9.8 MB
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Reviewer: ListeninginChicago - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 25, 2011
Subject: Good Mystery
As far as mysteries go, this story was well written and engaging. It kept me guessing up to the end.

[b]Sensitive listeners should be warned about racially offensive stereotypes and language.[/b] It is a product of the period, but that language is grating to today's ears.

As to the reader, Lucy is a clear and deliberate reader with a strong Australian accent. Her style and voice are not for everyone. It took a while for me to get used to her, but I now seek out her books and it was because Lucy is the reader that I chose to listen to this book. All Librivox readers (Lucy and me included) are volunteers who read for the joy of reading. Librivox has certain format standards for the files we submit, but there are no auditions and everyone is welcome to read or contribute in some other way. If you don't like one particular reader's voice or style, there are many other readers and many other books, try something else until you find one that clicks. Or maybe do something radical and become a reader yourself! There are many public domain books just waiting for someone to liberate them into the world of audio.

Reviewer: kenlorne - 1.00 out of 5 stars - February 3, 2011
Subject: Very poor reader
Although you have to appreciate someone volunteering to read a book, this reader could NOT keep our attention, even through the first chapter. We didn't listen long enough to express an opinion on the book itself.

Reviewer: mcm2500 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 10, 2010
Subject: A pretty good book
This was a good mystery. The language used was a little unsettling, but the times being what they were, not unexpected. I look at it as a slice of history. My thanks to the reader.